#YourTake: Should Nigeria Re-open Schools Amid COVID-19 Pandemic?

Due to the widespread of COVID-19 that entered Nigeria in late February, life as we know it has been put on hold including business, religion and schools as well.

Students have not been spared as millions of students and undergraduates have had to leave school to observe the lockdown that was necessary to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 infection rate.

2 months after, the lockdown is being lifted slowly. While life has not returned back to what we knew pre-COVID-19, business has started opening up.

Apart from the debate of opening churches, another bone of contention is when schools should resume.

In the latest development on this, the Lagos state government is already in consultations with the Federal Government concerning the reopening of schools and the necessary procedures that should be taken.

The authorities are cautious and want to observe the behaviour of the pandemic before schools are reopened.

However, with business opening up again and Nigerians going about their daily jobs while observing COVID-19 protocols, shouldn’t schools be opened as long as they are clear guidelines to follow? 

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